Friday, May 24, 2024

Review: Discharge – End of Days

“Make noise not music!” is a great way to describe these hardcore punks who formed in the dark distant past of 1977 in Stoke on Trent by Terence “Tezz” Roberts (vocals) and Royston “Rainy” Wainwright (guitar) and still making waves despite a lot of line-up changes, however their music is still close to the bone and is more than capable at causing a stir today!

Discharge in their earlier days followed in the vein of the Sex Pistols shouting lyrics that contained no melody and then a bit later on in the 80’s they adopted a sound very similar to Motorhead utilizing a ‘Wall of Sound’.

On February 10th, 2016, the band announced their 7th studio album, entitled End of Days, to be released on April 29th. It will be Discharge’s first album with singer JJ as a five piece.


Hardcore Heroes!


In true punk vein Discharge write about violence, hate, and all the usual things that punk bands are associated with, however, this time round they have made inroads singing about the ‘New World Order’ and things closely associated with it which is always a good subject to talk about as well as sing about as it keeps people mulling things over in their heads.

The dynamic rhythms are just so eager to boil over and jangle violently which is what makes punk so enjoyable and brings new depth to a track.

As the genres shuffle about, punk has remained in the background for quite some considerable time now – approx. 36 years and counting! But the level of aggression remains high.

Stoke on Trent isn’t what I would call the punk capital of the North and it does leave a rather surprised look on my furrowed brow, even more so when you realise that up there they call each other ‘duck!” However, punks do not get the credit they deserve, half of them look intimidating only for you to find they are the nicest guys on the planet and that their hardy exterior is just for show only!

I feel punk was created so that a generation of like-minded individuals could be as crude as they liked, say what they wanted and give the middle finger to society as a whole and today that hasn’t changed, nor is it likely to thanks to Discharge we can go on giving society the middle finger! Up yours!

Pagan Hel
Pagan Hel
RAMzine Senior Writer - Although my fingers don't play frets they write with enthusiasm for metal!!!!!!

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